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Old 08-12-2021, 02:52 PM   #1
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Gasket below slide-out

Unsure whether this should be called a gasket or a seal or a wiper. It is *UNDER* the slide-out. A couple of sections are missing which allows cold air to come under the slide floor and on to my feet when I am sitting on my recliner. Bugs as well.

I need to replace it, but every search I try just shows people replacing seals/wipers on the *sides* of a slide-out.

So what do I call this piece, so I can find and order some replacement material?

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Old 08-12-2021, 03:15 PM   #2
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Maybe find it here?
https://uni-grip.com/
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Old 08-12-2021, 04:22 PM   #3
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Unsure whether this should be called a gasket or a seal or a wiper. It is *UNDER* the slide-out. A couple of sections are missing which allows cold air to come under the slide floor and on to my feet when I am sitting on my recliner. Bugs as well.

I need to replace it, but every search I try just shows people replacing seals/wipers on the *sides* of a slide-out.

So what do I call this piece, so I can find and order some replacement material?
Steele Rubber Products also had a line of RV seals. The seals you are seeking are "wiper seals" They used under the slide's floor and around the outer edge of slides wall. The wiper seals come in several sizes. The seals used around the inside of the slide surrounds that seal when the slide is closed are "bulb seals".
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Old 08-12-2021, 06:36 PM   #4
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Slide seals resource

Take a look at this website. I bought from them a couple of years ago.
https://approducts.net/product-categ...als/slide-out/
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Old 08-12-2021, 06:57 PM   #5
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Well I now have three sources, two of which are new to me, so thank you!

However - I do still have an issue. Which part number or style matches my 2013 Four Winds 31L? I guess I'll have to remove it to find out?
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Old 08-13-2021, 02:04 PM   #6
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Well I now have three sources, two of which are new to me, so thank you!

However - I do still have an issue. Which part number or style matches my 2013 Four Winds 31L? I guess I'll have to remove it to find out?
Thatís the only way I know how to do it.
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Old 08-13-2021, 04:36 PM   #7
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Here's another source. Searched for "rv slide wiper"

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Rv+slide+...f=nb_sb_noss_2

And a search for "rv slide seal"

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rv+slide+...f=nb_sb_noss_1

You already know which style your looking for, now all you need are its dimensions.

Enjoy this easy diy and let us know how it's going
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Old 08-13-2021, 06:40 PM   #8
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nothing matches the shape of my wipers...

bottom outer section about 2" tall, a lip that goes back maybe 1/2" to 3/4", then the softer wiper section that goes up maybe 2"
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Old 08-13-2021, 07:06 PM   #9
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nothing matches the shape of my wipers...

bottom outer section about 2" tall, a lip that goes back maybe 1/2" to 3/4", then the softer wiper section that goes up maybe 2"
I think that's a Thor standard under slide seal/wiper. My ACE has the same one and it has a couple of upper sections missing. It hasn't risen high enough on the "to do" list for me to search for it though.
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Old 08-16-2021, 02:41 PM   #10
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I think that's a Thor standard under slide seal/wiper. My ACE has the same one and it has a couple of upper sections missing. It hasn't risen high enough on the "to do" list for me to search for it though.
So how would one go about finding/ordering a part from Thor? Is this something carried by dealers/service centers?
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:08 PM   #11
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Have the same issue. Looking at the pricing Iím going to try and repair my wiper seals.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:13 PM   #12
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Check out www.steelerubber.com for your gasket & wiper needs. Great company to work with and an extensive selection.

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Old 08-18-2021, 10:39 PM   #13
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So how would one go about finding/ordering a part from Thor? Is this something carried by dealers/service centers?
Well I had a problem with a seal like yours under my Chateau bedroom slide. I could not find a source. I called Thor they sent me to an authorized dealer service department which turned out to be where I bought this rv and for mine the description was:

Seal, wiper 14' TPL0023, bottom, w/exterior trim angle, black, (old pl 1379)

new item number was 0229431

Now this was for mine yours maybe different. I provided the service or parts department, Year, Make the usual stuff they want and they sent me a pdf and I picked out what I thought look right.

Note though this stuff came in 14' sticks and believe it or not would have been expensive to ship, way costly as it would have been shipped truck freight to me directly because of 14" length. If cut it in half which worked for me as I need it to be a little less the 7' for my application the shipping was by UPS ground a whole lot cheaper. I think this thing cost about $26 and even cheaper freight by UPS was another $47 totaling $79. Expensive for sure but if you need it and can't get anywhere else what can you do! I am not for sure what truck freight was but I seem to remember it was double the UPS freight.

Hope that is a little help and is the same stuff you need.
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Well I had a problem with a seal like yours under my Chateau bedroom slide. I could not find a source. I called Thor they sent me to an authorized dealer service department which turned out to be where I bought this rv and for mine the description was:

Seal, wiper 14' TPL0023, bottom, w/exterior trim angle, black, (old pl 1379)

new item number was 0229431

Now this was for mine yours maybe different. I provided the service or parts department, Year, Make the usual stuff they want and they sent me a pdf and I picked out what I thought look right.

Note though this stuff came in 14' sticks and believe it or not would have been expensive to ship, way costly as it would have been shipped truck freight to me directly because of 14" length. If cut it in half which worked for me as I need it to be a little less the 7' for my application the shipping was by UPS ground a whole lot cheaper. I think this thing cost about $26 and even cheaper freight by UPS was another $47 totaling $79. Expensive for sure but if you need it and can't get anywhere else what can you do! I am not for sure what truck freight was but I seem to remember it was double the UPS freight.

Hope that is a little help and is the same stuff you need.

Even with the material may come in 14 ft long pieces, when shipped it is typically rolled up and put it in a shallow box that is 2 ft to 3 ft square. So shipping is not usually a problem. When you receive it, unroll it and let it sit in a sunny spot for a while so it flattens back out.
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:35 PM   #15
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Even with the material may come in 14 ft long pieces, when shipped it is typically rolled up and put it in a shallow box that is 2 ft to 3 ft square. So shipping is not usually a problem. When you receive it, unroll it and let it sit in a sunny spot for a while so it flattens back out.
The seal I think we are talking about is a combination of soft rubber wiper molded to a 90 degree piece of hard plastic which if bent will break. This hard plastic part lies over the RV side and screwed into side of RV. This sets the soft rubber wiper back into the RV about I guess an inch where it hits the slide surface.

Thought about trying a traditional seal we are used to but not sure a mix of this kind and traditional would work very well. Anyway reason it cannot be just rolled up and shipped and only available in 14' sticks. I don't know if longer pieces are available though but that would for sure require truck frieght instead of UPS

Sorry I confused you with this.
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Old 08-26-2021, 09:16 PM   #16
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Well I had a problem with a seal like yours under my Chateau bedroom slide. I could not find a source. I called Thor they sent me to an authorized dealer service department which turned out to be where I bought this rv and for mine the description was:

Seal, wiper 14' TPL0023, bottom, w/exterior trim angle, black, (old pl 1379)

new item number was 0229431

Now this was for mine yours maybe different. I provided the service or parts department, Year, Make the usual stuff they want and they sent me a pdf and I picked out what I thought look right.
Thank you! Guess I'm gonna have to find an authorized dealer/service facility...
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